Find out more about your child through his drawing

Imitations of drawings done by a six-year-old during her art therapy sessions at IMH.
Imitations of drawings done by a six-year-old during her art therapy sessions at IMH.PHOTO: IMH

The work as well as process of making the drawing or painting can offer clues to a kid's emotional struggles

Hidden within a child's drawings may be symbolic representations of their struggles in dealing with their emotional difficulties.

The process of making the art also offers clues to the child's emotional struggles, said Ms Ho Soo Fung, a principal occupational therapist at the Institute of Mental Health.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 10, 2018, with the headline 'Find out more about your child through his drawing'. Print Edition | Subscribe